Eight Helpful Tips for Low-Light Photography

One of the most challenging situations for any photographer, whether they're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, in shooting in low light. This quick, helpful video will give you eight tips to get better shots when shooting in low light.

Coming to you from David Flores with B&H Photo Video, this great video will give you some quick tips on how to get better shots in low light. One personal tip I have is to get to know the ISOs of your particular camera well. Every camera handles high ISOs with different amounts of grace, and every photographer has different preferences when it comes to the amount of noise they find acceptable in a shot. Knowing exactly where you're comfortable in your camera's ISO range will make your exposure decisions both quicker and easier. On a similar note, remember that while you can slow the shutter speed down to let more light in, you shouldn't slow it down so far that your subject has undesired motion blur or you introduce camera shake. It's always better to have a grainy but sharp shot than it is to have a blurry shot; you can always use noise reduction, but there's really no undoing a blurred subject. Check out the video above for the full range of helpful tips. 

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Elan Govan's picture

I did watch this, but unfortunately no new secrets. But I am sure some will find this extremely useful.

Warren Willson's picture

Almost clickbait, with the tips being nothing more than basic common sense. “Use a flash”. Seriously? Waste of time for me. 🤷🏼‍♂️